Developing and running a business start-up is both exciting and challenging. How do entrepreneurs choose this unique career path? What lessons have they learnt along the way? You are invited to attend this panel discussion and networking event to hear from owners of two business start-ups in Beijing, who will share with us their experience in identifying market opportunities, managing risks, and mastering daily pressure to maintain their entrepreneurial spirit.
The panel discussion will take place in Mandarin.
Chenzhi Ma, Founder and CEO, WordsTalk
Chenzhi (Mark) Ma holds the Master of Financial Management from the ANU College of Business and Economics. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering from the Communication University of China. Mark previously worked for the United Nations Development Programme (partnerships and external relations) and gained experience in the financial sector (credit rating and investment). Since 2014, Mark has led WordsTalk, a professional language service company, to great success with offices in Beijing and Singapore.
Xiaojie Bian, Client Management, WordsTalk
Xiaojie (Jacqueline) Bian is a graduate from the Master of Business program in the ANU College of Business and Economics. Jacqueline also earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Industry Management from the Communication University of China. Before joining WordsTalk in 2017, Jacqueline worked at the China Chamber of Commerce (Ministry of Commerce) for importing and exporting of medicines and health products. Currently she is handling 300+ clients from all kinds of industries and backgrounds for WordsTalk.
Song Wang, co-Founder, SYZ Technologies
Song Wang received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Automation Measurement and Control at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2008, and received the Master of Philosophy degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong in 2010.
Zhu Wang, co-Founder, SYZ Technologies
Zhu Wang received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Electronic Science and Technology at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2008, and received the Master of Philosophy degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong in 2010.
Song and Zhu established SYZ Technologies in 2015 after spending some time completing the first year of the PhD programs in Computer Vision and Plasmonics respectively.
Bowen Lin, Director, Department of Investment Management, AVIC International Investments.
Bowen Lin is Director of the Investment Management Department of AVIC International Investment, responsible for equity and debt investment and post-investment management. Previously he worked for Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Noah Wealth Holding Group. He has rich experience in project selection, modelling analysis, transaction structure design, asset restructuring and other relevant fields in domestic and foreign investment and M&A. Bowen Lin completed the Master of Financial Management from The Australian National University.